08 Oct Forms
Even the most modern mine collects data via paper and pen. Supervisors, maintenance personnel, and machine operators report safety, production, and machine health issues through printed spreadsheet forms or custom-printed log books. This paper bound data is then input by clerks, often only partially, into a database or spreadsheet. That paper form is later bagged or put into binders and stored so inspectors can investigate the forms in more detail, if needed. This presents many disadvantages, such as:
- Paper piles up in front of clerk, often at month end
- Inability to track quality, consistency & timeliness of data entry
- Missing data within the form
- Data re-entry often contains many errors
- Forms must be printed & distributed
FARA is MISOM‘s data entry suite of applications and is focused on solving these problems through modern IT tools.